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"The Paper" connectin g al l Whit i ng <fr Davis interests.
Plainville, Mass., March 15, 1923
The Walter Livingston Rice Memorial Recreation Building
Fitting Exercises Mark Dedication
Walter Livingston Rice Memorial
New Recreation Building Given Plainville Employees as
Headquarters of Whiting Club is Formally
A few years ago the idea of a Recrea-
tion Building for Whiting & Davis em-
ployees was but a dream in the mind of
Mr. Whiting. Gradually that dream
took form and, in July, 1922, the ground
was broken for this new building.
It was Walter L. Rice who worked
with Mr. Whiting in the realization of
this favorite project. The work pro-
gressed rapidly and the building soon
took form. Then the Whiting & Davis
employees lost one of their best friends,
for Walter L. Rice died on December
But the work he had started so well,
the work which was so near and dear to
him, was not allowed to stop, but con-
tinued just as he would have wished.
Mrs. Rice and Mr. Whiting took up the
plans where he had left them and car-
ried them through to completion. The
building, finished in every respect and
detail, was presented to the Whiting &
Davis employees on Thursday, February
28th, and it was in every way proper
and fitting that it should have been
called the Walter Livingston Rice Memo-
rial, in memory of him.
Informal Inspection in Afternoon.
The afternoon was given over to an
informal inspection of the new building
and was largely attended by both the
families of the employees and the peo-
ple of Plainville.
Everyone was quick to grasp the op-
portunity to look the premises over from
top to bottom and get really acquainted
with the pleasures their new club would
afford them. Scott's Orchestra of Paw-
tucket furnished excellent music and
refreshments were served. There was no
question but what everyone had a good
time, -particularly the youngsters who
gathered from far and near and made it
a regular holiday by consuming un-
limited quantities of ice cream, cake,
fruit punch, and other viands that are
truly dear to the hearts of all children.
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Whiting & Davis Co,
In the production of mesh bags, Whit-
ing & Davis Company occupies a unique
position. It manufactures many designs
of mesh bags, each representing in its
respective price class the highest stand-
ard of value. These bags cover practi-
cally the entire range of Milady's re-
quirements as to utility, artistry and
The Whiting & Davis Company is
given over entirely to the manufacture
of one product, in which it specializes in
its twenty-one departments. This as-
sures the customer a product which is
uniform, and one conceived and exe-
cuted by workers trained in the art.
Another important field of operations
than which none is more important, is
the Service Department, which is widely
recognized in keeping up not only the
dealers' stock which needs cleaning at
times, but for the far more important
service rendered the owner of a Whiting
& Davis mesh bag, who, having acquired
this article of value, expects it to give
satisfaction at all times.
It makes not the slightest difference
how old the mesh bag may be, if sent in
to be conditioned, it receives the proper
care and treatment so essential in main-
taining the quality, and assuring the sat-
isfaction of our customer. Only in this
way can a successful business go for-
ward — i. e. (by standing behind the
by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co.
Editor . . H. B. Rowan
Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory
Harriet Wales Woonsocket Branch
Sol'd Mesh Dept.
Unsol'd Mesh Dept.
COMMERCIAL PRESS- PRINTERS
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Whiting & Davis Co. mesh bags are
now nationally advertised. This has
been brought about through the efforts
of one man in particular, the present
head of the business, who has labored
many, many years with foresight, deter-
mination, and a conscience in fair deal-
ing, with the thought always in mind of
making a product which would meet the
demands of the most critical.
For the purpose of continually im-
proving its product and of creating more
efficient values, Whiting & Davis Com-
pany maintains an experiment and sam-
ple-making department which is em-
ployed throughout the year in working
up new ideas.
Three sales offices are maintained, one
in New York City at 34th Street and
Fifth Avenue, in Chicago at 31 N. State
Street, and in Plainville, Mass., at the
Pickups about Business.
Habits formed between the ages of
eighteen and thirty last through a life
time and the merchant who selects the
younger man for his customer is build-
ing on a firm foundation.
Girls as a whole are more up-to-date
than their mothers, and usually dom-
inate a sale.
Don't forget that mother buys eightv-
five-cent stockings while daughter is
wondering if the two dollars ones are
good enough for her own trim limbs.
How many have stopped to realize the
influence of the movies on dress? What
is it that most women attend the movies
for? Not the story — don't let them fool
you — but dress — what Gloria Swanson
is wearing, Nazimova and Mae Murray.
Advertisements addressed to youth are
most successful when they stress the ap-
peal the second person singular. Straight
talk of "me and thee" is the method
that invariably brings returns.
The Formal Dedication.
That evening the lights of the new
building were flashed on for the first
time and the employees and guests
gathered for the formal dedication and
presentation. Though the lights were
bright, the decorations beautiful and the
new building made a most impressing
appearance, the ceremonies were not
cold and impersonal but rather they
were home-like and pleasant — radiating
the spirit that the building was intended
to convey, that of comradery and good
Mr. Whiting's address of presentation
was not long but it was sincere, and the
entire audience realized that he was
speaking from his heart. He expressed
his deep appreciation of the loyal spirit
of co-operation that had made this build-
ing possible, summing it up in his own
"The success of any concern is not
achieved by one man alone, but rather
by the co-operation of everyone. To my
employees I owe whatever degree of suc-
cess I have attained, and it is with real
pleasure that I have this opportunity of
presenting this recreation hall to you all
for your particular use and enjoyment."
Then he went on to give four fine ex-
amples of this loyalty, singling out from
the audience four men who had been in
the company's employ ever since he took
charge in 1880. These men were Oscar
Walden, who started work in 1876, John
Loeffler and Willis Fuller, who followed
in 1877, and Christian Hartman, who
began his duties in 1878. All four were
in the audience.
The Speech of Acceptance.
Mr. Whiting presented the keys of the
building to Frank A. Brown, president
of the Whiting Club, who has been with
the company over 30 years, and who
made a formal speech of thanks in be-
half of the Club, saying, in part:
"Ever since the ground was broken
away back last August, we have been so
interested in this construction that some
of us can almost tell you the number of
nails that are in this make-up and we
never expected that we were to have such
a beautiful home. We thought that it
would be a good sort of a building but
when we came in here tonight and
viewed the splendor of the place it
was almost a revelation to us.
"Fellow employees, I want you to
come back with me and see what Mr.
Whiting has done for his employees.
"Away back in 1910 the Relief Asso-
ciation was formed for the benefit of us
and at that time Mr. Whiting endowed
the Association with a very large check
and has continued right along up to the
present. A small business was con-
ducted at that time and we were just
getting into the manufacturing of purses
on a large scale.
"Then came the new factory, a model
and up-to-date factory in every respect.
In this factory he constructed for us a
fully equipped hospital with a very com-
petent nurse in charge all of the time to
take care of any little matter that might
come up. This was for us.
"Also, he was the first to inaugurate
what we call recess. You know, we have
a five-minute recess in the morning and
afternoon. This is one of the greatest
things ever realized in the manufactur-
ing industry. It freshens the air and also
gives the employees a chance to stretch
and walk around to see their friends.
This was for us, too.
"He also constructed a tennis court
and he has kept up the grounds at his
own expense, which are now being put
in condition to use in the coming spring.
"Now, Mr. Whiting, as President of
the Whiting Club, we will endeavor to
keep the doors open to those who will
conduct themselves in a manner con-
forming to the rules of the Club, and we
will lock them against anything that will
be detrimental to the welfare of the
The Closing Address.
The final speaker was Arthur W.
Pierce, principal of Dean Academy, who
spoke to the point regarding the new
building, the spirit of co-operation which
existed in the organization and the ben-
efit bound to result from the recreation
this building would make possible. But
it was in the last of his spee h that Mr.
Pierce completely won the hearts of his
audience by his sincere tribute to one
they all loved and whose memory tliev
all honored —
"For the third and perhaps the para-
mount reason for my special interest in
this building is my regard and admira-
tion for the young man whose name it
bears. You could have given it no name
that would better honor the gift. Main
vears ago. in the fall of 1907. Walter
Livingston Rice came from his Adiron-
dack home to Dean Academy, almost, if
not quite, his first journey away from
the woods and mountains that he loved
so well and which had been the home of
his ancestors for many generations since
one of them, a soldier in the Revolution,
received a grant of land in thai part of
the country in lieu of his soldier's pay.
Students and teachers were quick to
Fill New Building to Overflowing
realize and appreciate the type of boy should not have lived to see its com- employees, make complete the charm
lie was, and in his two years at the school pletion and to have helped to inau- of this unusual room,
he had the confidence and esteem of gurate the activities in which he was so Control of Building.
everyone with whom he was associated, much interested, but since this cannot The newly organized Whiting Club
He showed his capacity for making and be, it is a splendid thing that it should will have complete control of the build-
keeping friends that continued all his bear his name. ing and will operate it for the benefit of
life. It happened to be my good fortune "And so we dedicate this building the employees as a whole. The expense
to recommend him for his first employ- to pleasant and healthful recreation, to of operating it will bring about an an-
ment in the jewelry business with R. good fellowship and industrial good- nual deficit which will be absorbed by
Blackinton & Co. and ever since his first will and co-operation, and we dedicate the company, but the actual administra-
work in that line, he gave himself un- it to perpetuate the memory of a man tion will be in the hands of the Whiting
stintedly to mastering the intricacies of who if living would be the foremost in Club, whose officers are: Frank A.
what seems to be a very difficult business, promoting the purposes for which it Brown, president; Edward C. Manches-
What he was was a business man, and stands and whose name will honor it as ter, vice president; Sturgis C. Rice,
as a man among men, I need not tell he in life honored the name he bore, secretary; Robert Austin, treasurer. The
you, because you knew him. Since his of whom it can be truly said: board of governors consists of William
untimely death, I have met many men "He bore without abuse C. Brennan, Edwin Pink, Eugene L.
and women who knew him and I can The grand old name of gentleman, Manchester, Henri Desautelles, Mrs.
only wish that, living, he could have Defamed by every charlatan and Louise McKeon and Miss Clara Guild,
known the esteem in which he was held. soiled An Event in Whiting & Davis
Many a man has told me that it was By all ignoble use." History.
always a pleasure to have business deal- ^ Social Hour ^° one w ^' deny that the opening of
ings with him, and the esteem in which ^fter the ceremon i es were over the Walter Livingston Rice Memorial was a
he was held is manifested by the tributes Recreation Building began to serve its £s evei }} in the hist ° r y ° f the Whiting &
of respect and praise that are heard on real purpot - e These were orc h es tral Uavis Com P an y- For Mr - Whiting it
every hand. He was the type of man selections and al dancin „ refresh . marked the realization of another of his
who gives you confidence in human mentg were gervedi a sodal hour wag dreams. For the employees it meant the
nature; makes you see how good a man enjoyed, and the whole event wag a acquiring of a recreation hall which is
can be, and how much a good man pleasant foreshadowing of eve- second to c " one and willch wil1 be a
counts in the world. nings of recre ation which will be S ° urc l of P lea f ur e for Y ear s to come.
"Walter Rice did not live long, but passed there in the future. ' . ! l ot a[l \ tms °P enin g typified
countless men are better for their con- T , R .... ' ., the spirit of a friendliness, co-operation
tact with him. He somehow made vou „,. * he Building Itself . and loyalty which accounts, in so great
feel that you were meeting a real man, V 115 new buildl "g represents all that a measure, for the success and prosperity
yet he was never boastful or aggressive J 8 best m . rec [ eatl °n halls and club of the organization. "
or self-assertive. His was the quiet ™ USes - ^ is planned to include every- Recr eation Buildin* Floor Soace
gentleness that wins through real power thin S to make f fo / the ha PP-^ a " d Kecreatlon ""*■«* **£ Space
and not through show power. 7 h ™lub " Resta — ' 34 6x520.: A&3
"His life was gentle, and the T u p unj. ' • o A r t , o* ( . . Kitchen 27 6 x 29 797
elements • j? 1S 84 feet *\ 36 f * et m Snpplv Room 14 9 x 9 9 143
slze and conta]nS5 amon g otn er things, RjUia,.^ anf i c Ior
So mixed in him that Nature a smoking room, sun porch, committee arrp Rnnm u , Y or n , 907
mirrVif ctonj „n 1 1 .1 i dgC IXOOUl .)f O X .").) \) l.ZU/
might stand up room shower baths, coat rooms and Lad ^., Showers lg Q x ig Q 285
And say to all the world, This ladies rest room. Men's Showers IS x 19 285
was a man. On the first floor is a pool and bil- Dance Hall 35 x 83 2,905
"He had more friends than almost hard room wit h four tables, also the Ladies' Parlor 15 6 x 15 232
anyone I have ever known and if he <h niri S hall, which deserves a detailed Committee Room 1 5 6 x 15 232
had an enemv or if anyone thought description as it is most elaborately Piazza 10 x 50 500
aught against him, I have yet to see the ecruipped and is backed by a kitchen Smoking Porch 7 6 x 36 270
man or hear the criticism. In his quiet, which is a model of modern restaurant
unobtrusive way, he accomplished perfection. In this dining hall the em- Total Floor Space 8,713
things worth while and made the kind pl°vees will be served delightful meals
of friends that stick. You who knew eac h noon at a very nominal charge. _,, „ „ .... ,
u • • i • i f , ■, , t,, i n Ihe new Kecreation Building has
him in his work from day to day as he the second Moor is given over to a k,- u* t a l e a c
. . i J .,J i ... tit i ,, brought out a nock ot dancers, some ot
went in and out among you, will appre- Iars;e reception and assembly hall, u Z • *u c » f f *u *
. i i *v u- v ■ n y t^ whom are in the hrst stages oi the art
ciate more than anyone else the fact which is unusually attractive. Drap- i u • ♦ *u * •. *
.i . .v. , .,,. * j . , • r i i i i i t i . , anc l who appreciate the opportunity to
that this building stands as a memorial eries ot oran<re and black blend with ,
to his name. No one would have taken the grav finish of the walls and the ° '
more pleasure in this building than he. polished hardwood floor, which is cov- »
I can ima-ine how much painstaking ered with beautiful rues. Comfortable Over-seno-sness depresses the mental
care he would have given to working reclining chairs, reading and card State and tencls to lower efficienc V-
out the details of its management and tables, frames of all kinds and a gen-
his earnest endeavor to make the build- erous" librarv together with an electric Men succeed in proportion to the
ing as useful as it might be to this victrola, a gift from Mrs. Whiting, and fixity of their vision and the invincibility
community. It seems hard that he a piano, which was presented by the of their purpose.
WA D C O NEWS
Resi pence of Willis Fuller of Receiving Pept.
The Age Factor in Selling
The Photoplay Magazine recently con-
ducted a scientific inquiry into the "Age
Factor in Selling." They set out to dis-
cover just what is happening, not in
the advertising offices and sales rooms,
but in the world outside. They believe
they have discovered a development of
intense significance to every maker and
distributor of advertised articles — The
Age Factor in Selling. Picture a young
lady in a salesroom at the wheel of a
high-powered automobile, a salesman
beside her. Mother smiles and agrees,
and father signs the check, but it is
youth, the exuberant, who buys the car.
Russell A. Brown, advertising manager
of Lord & Taylor, whose Fifth Avenue
store is as near the last word in modern
merchandise as this generation knows,
says: "The influence of younger women
on the sales of dress goods and wearing
apparel, and their eager interest in style
generally is so great that it is seldom
that we prepare advertising which has
to do with wearing apparel that we do
not definitely take them into account."
From Chicago comes confirmation
of Fifth Avenue's policy in the state-
ment of Mr. G. R. Schaeffer of Marshall
Field & Co., who says: "Marshall Field
& Co. in the bulk of its advertising makes
its appeal to the women between the
ages of eighteen and thirty."
It was found that:
55% of the buyers of dress goods are
53% of the buyers of "ready to wear"
are under thirty.
61% of the buyers of underwear are
65% of the buyers of hosiery are under
43% of the buyers of furniture are
44% of the buyers of rugs are under
45% of the buyers of draperies are
61% of the buyers of phonographs are
38% of the buyers of pianos are under
74% of the buyers of wind instruments
are under thirty.
In the selection of hosiery, good taste,
the inevitable partner of good sense, has
worked miracles in changing the attitude
of the younger woman, and the educa-
tional work done by the leading hosiery
dealers has helped set up new standards.
Smart hosiery today is established as
indispensable to the well-dressed woman's
wardrobe. And why should not this be
so of our own product — Whiting &
Davis Mesh Bags? Surely they may be
Mr. Moscowitz, manufacturer of "Miss
Manhattan Clothes," savs: "The secret
of the rapidly increasing vogue of our
styles has lain in the emphasis of our
appeal to youth."
As Mr. Edward S. Jordan, President
of Jordan Motor Co., sums up: "Youth
is in the saddle and must be sold first."
Gertrude Snell, of the Spiral Depart-
ment, has left us to so into "Chicken
A Town license is necessary, and the
Federal Government collects S10 a vear
for each table in the Pool Room in the
New Recreation Building.
POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?
J. C. Northrop of the Tool Department.
Some people always see things in the
negative. Others see only the positive
side. The negative I call evil, and the
positive I call good.
Whether a thing is good or evil, pos-
itive or negative, is determined by the
use we make of it.
In accepting the WALTER LIVING-
STON RICE MEMORIAL Building,
we should not take too limited a view of
its potentiality. We should enter into
the spirit of the thing and help to make
it an instrument of nurturing a better
spirit of fraternalism among the mem-
bers. If it accomplished only this it
would be a success. And it will undoubt-
edly accomplish infinitely more.
Do not allow your mind to be bound
by the paralyzing suggestions which
result from centering too much attention
upon the sordid side of social life. Per-
sons with minds so bound become cynics
and pessimists, and can seldom if ever
see beyond the present. And they see
only the negative side of the present.
They are apart from their fellows. They
take no part in receiving a gift of value
to them as well as others, because they
cannot see its value for the reasons men-
"The greatest man," says Seneca, "is
he who chooses riejht with invincible de-
termination." The only way a man or
woman can possibly choose right is to
choose with his own mind, and that wide
open, unhampered by any bias what-
The future is bright to the thinker
who can make the proper choice between
selfishness and service. I quote this little
verse by Berton Bralev —
"Back of the beating hammer.
By which the steel is wrought.
Back of the workshop's clamor.
The seeker may find the Thought:
The thought that is ever master
Of iron and steam and steel.
That rises above disaster
And tramples it under heel."
"Oh. Henry! don't bother me," is
Ellen Peck's latest savins.
Alice Clancv is going to clear the town
of all the slush if she falls into any more
Laurence Cook of the Canadian Branch
was on here for the dedication of the
Rice Memorial Building.
Anna Greve's favorite sons is "Mr.
Gallagher and Mr. Shean." Oh! how
she does love Mr. Gallagher.
WA D CO NEWS
Residence of C. A. Whiting. President of Whiting * Davis Co.
FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR JOB
Mahogany trees do not reach their
full height until they are 200 years old.
In Mexico. there are certain localities
where rain has never been known to fall.
Scavengers were originally officials
who collected scavage, a tax imposed in
many English towns upon all goods ex-
posed for sale within their boundaries.
The tax was abolished by Henry VII.
In Iceland men kiss when they meet,
but a man rarely kisses a woman.
The muscles of the human jaw exert
a force of 534 pounds.
It takes a gallon of milk to make a
pound of cheese.
Giraffes can see behind them without
turning their heads.
Radium is 170,000 times more valu-
able than gold.
Cleopatra's Needle weighs 186 tons.
Telegrams were first sent under the
sea by cable in 1850 between England
An eagle can live 28 days without
food, while a condor is said to be able
to fast for 40 days.
The weight of the Great Pyramid of
Egypt has been estimated at 6,000,000
Salt is a government monopoly in
Miss L. M. Fuller of our Canadian
Branch, who was called to Plainville
on account of the illness of her father,
has returned to her Canadian home.
Bubble over with enthusiasm, earnest-
ness and self-confidence. Every man
enjoys doing business with the chap
whose job looks good to him; who nev-
er makes excuses for the work he is
doing. The man in love with his job sees
all the good things in it. The hours he
spends at his work speed to quitting
time so fast that eyes and ears cannot
believe when the whistle blows, or the
clock is seen. In love with your job,
you'll look good, feel good. You'll be
on fire with enthusiasm. You'll get a
grip on success, because your mind will
imagine the great things your job is cap-
able of doing.
You may not be handsome; you may
not be an athlete — but big men will
want your services; fine men will want
to talk with you; successful men will
want to be with you. Being in love with
your job is merely applying common
sense to your job. This is my job — I've
got certain work to do; the better I do
it, the better I like it. I must watch
details; I must handle big things and
little things with care — I MUST MAKE
Tackle your job in this spirit, and
you'll find yourself falling in love with
it. Then you'll magnetize conditions;
you'll energize yourself; you'll draw the
fulfillment of your ideal to yourself.
Minetta Ford has been on the sick
list the last two weeks suffering from
Influenza or La Grippe, is an epidemic
disease which in many of its symptoms
resembles an aggravated form of cold.
Its characteristic signs are a general
feeling of sickness: headache more or
less violent, aching pains in the limbs,
coated tongue, diziness on standing erect,
and fever. In one form of influenza
there is catarrh present, in other forms
this symptom is absent.
As the disease increases in severity the
chest becomes tender and breathing dif-
ficult, the heart may be slightly affected
and more or less palpitation present.
The complications and results that fol-
low an attack which is not treated in a
proper manner may range between re-
curring attacks, pneumonia, heart fail-
ure, and insanity.
In treating this ailment remember to
keep the bowels open, in order to elimin-
ate the poisonous material that has accu-
mulated therein. It is a good plan to
help that elimination by drinking water
freely. This along with the treatment
prescribed by your physician should
show verv good signs of improvement in
a day or two.
BERTH/V G. COTE,
Please take a few lessons in dancing,
in order that leon M. may enjoy himself
at our next dance.
Sturgis can't go to Pinehurst, for we
hear he lost his pocketbook.
Zbc TOabco Mews
MEN S ANTE-ROOM
MAIN RECREATION HALL
POOL AND BILLIARD ROOM
Interior Views of New "Walter Livingston Rice Memorial Building'
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Caught in the Mesh
SOME HOT PLACES
Man can stand a greater degree of
heat than any other warm-blooded
animal. The hot room of a Turkish
bath, with its temperature of 180 de-
crees, would kill a dog or a horse in a
few minutes, but many human be-
ings can stand it for quite long peri-
ods, and even enjoy it.
The record in this respect is the
case of the Spaniard who, on June
26th, 1826, spent five minutes in an
oven heated to 290 degrees Fahren-
heit. When he came out his pulse
was beating 200 times to the minute,
but he was none the worse for his ex-
To get some idea of what 290 de-
grees means, please remember that
water boils at 212 degrees.
We'll say that Graham S. is some
kicker. Ask the girls, they know.
The Hottest Jobs
A temperature of ninety degrees in
the shade makes most people listless
and almost unable to move, yet there
are many men w T ho work regularly in
heat far greater than this. The tem-
perature in the stokehold of a steam-
er in the tropics is often over a hun-
dred degrees, while men who tend
blast furnaces are exposed to even
But the hardest lot is that of the
men who work in certain deep mines.
Usually the temperaature rises one
degree for every sixty feet of depth,
but there are exceptional cases where
it rises much more rapidly. In the
famous Comstock silver mines in Ne-
vada the temperature at the 2700-foot
level is 126 degrees. Yet men, with
the aid of ice-water, work there reg-
ularly. In another shaft the tem-
perature rises to 170 degrees, and
here men can only work for ten or
fifteen minutes at a shift.
The highest sun temperature ever
recorded was at Muscat, on the Per-
sian Gulf, where the black bulb solar
thermometer has registered 187 de-
Helen Jedlikski went into a swell con-
fectionery store in the city one night
and asked for cream doughnuts and
demi-tasse. Surprise was registered on
her face when a sun burnt prietzel and
black coffee was brought. The young
lady knows the place, rest assured.
WHERE COLORS COME FROM
J. Horace Cheever
Chairman of House Hii.es Committee
The hairdressers were in great de-
mand, and a thriving business was done
among the girls attending the Relief
Association's annual meeting, Thursdav
evening, March 8th.
Frank Martin of the Repair Depart-
ment has a new job as floor walker,
mostly nights. According to Frank, an
apron of waterproof material is a ne-
How Celina Morrison's eves sparkle
when Henry's name is mentioned.
We get Blue From Horses' Hoofs.
Every boy who has a box of paints
wants as many colors in it as possible
— ultra-marine, Chinese white, ver-
milion, crimson lake, and so on.
Have you ever wondered wdiere all
these different colors come from?
Both sea and land — animals, fish,
vegetables, and minerals — contribute
their share of pigments, as the foun-
dation of the colors is called.
The tiny cochineal insects provide
varying shades, from deepest crim-
son to the palest pink. Turkey red is
obtained from the madder plant which
grows in India.
Yellow gamboge is another vege-
table product, being prepared from
the sap of a tree growing in America
and the East Indies. Tlr's sap has a
bright yellow color, and is rather
Real Indian ink, strangely enough,
is prepared from a recipe of whi^h
the Chinese possess the secret ; its
chief constituent is supposed to be
burnt camphor. Chinese white has
nothing to do with China, being a
preparation of zinc.
The blacks comprise ivory-bla°k
and bone-black, both made from chips
Sepia has an interesting deriva-
tion. It is the fluid ejected by the
cuttle-fish when it wishes to conceal
itself from its enemies. As the fluid
spreads in the the water, it serves the
same purpose as the smoke clouds
with which Zeppelins surrounded
themselves during the war.
From minerals v e get vermilion and
scarlet. Cinnabar, the ore from
which quicksilver (or mercury) is
drawn, also provides vermilion ; while
a lovely shade of scarlet is given by
iodide of mercury.
Beautiful greens can be obtained
Louise McKeon is on the s ; ck lis!, hav-
ing undergone a serious operation, but
is now reported progressing favorably.
Mrs. Kiehn attended the turke) sup-
per and whist given by the Progressive
Society last week.
A boy with a new sled isn't alarmed
at the prospect of a hard winter.
No. XI 35
Sterling and Gold Plate Hah
Humor whispers Harry Batchelder
attended the relief dance "Strong" with
hair in a braid. How about it. Harry?
Elinor Landry now answers to
Letter from Canada
Editor Wadco News:
Dear Sir: — During the last year, on
account of new lines such as the "Sun-
set" Bags and Rosary Cases, etc., we
have found it necessary to install new
apparatus and machinery which may be
of interest to you. These consist of a
stamping machine to mark the trade
mark on frames; a joining machine; 1/8
H.-P motor; 3 H.-P. motor; blower for
mesh machines; new plating tank; have
also purchased a new safe, which has
been placed in the shop, and also a new
grinder for use in the Mesh Department.
It may be of interest to your readers
to know the quantities of some of the
various materials that we have used dur-
ing the year. They are as follows:
Ammonia, 630 pounds.
Cyanide, 274 pounds.
Chain, 12,281 yards.
Polishing and Cleaning Compounds,
Solder Filled Wire, 3,560 oz.
Wire not s. filled, 1,889 pounds.
Lacquer and Thinner, 31 gallons.
Sulphuric, Nitric and Muriatic Acids,
Silver, 1,118 oz.
Gold, 3,035 dwt.
Soap, 420 pounds.
Containers as boxes, bags, barrels,
etc., 10,508 pieces.
Yours verv truly,
L.' W. COOK,
A MAN'S PRAYER
Faith is the very pith and marrow of
achievement. No faith, no achievement,
all absorbing faith, great achievement.
Show me a great achievement and I will
show you a man of great faith, faith in
himself, in his ability to achieve his aim.
Showing One of the Egyptian Fringe
The Ring of TutAnkhAmen
The Metropolitan Museum of Art at
New York has among its many interest-
ing Egyptian objects the "Cartouche"
ring of Tut-Ankh-Amen, 1358, B. C."
This ring, which is of pure gold and
weighs 72.3 grams, equal to ten five-
dollar gold pieces, is of a shape similar
to the modern signet ring and of the
It has carved upon its outer upper sur-
face the cartouche of Tut-Ankh-Amen,
signifying, "Good Lord, Giver of Life,
Creator of All Things."
The ring was used in official business
and was generally placed upon the
thumb when used in making impres-
sions. These rings were given repre-
sentative lords under the Pharaoh
throughout Egypt as symbols of his
Sayings from the Repair Dept.
Harry B: "Cheer up, Jennie, there is
lots others not half as bad as you still
Louise Q.: "Look at me, Frank. I'm
laughing at ya!"
Madaline D.: "Harry, got your oyster
stew eaten up yet?"
Frank M.: "Hazel, how's your Sweet-
Ever C: "Why should I cry over
Bertha S.: "I don't go with fellows
Laura J.: "Seen my diamond?"
Jennie P.: "Hazel, what time is it?"
Mr. Heintz.: "Florida's the only
"Teach me that 60 minutes make an-
hour, 16 ounces one pound, and 100
cents one dollar. Help me so to live
that I can lie down at night with a clear
conscience, without a gun under my
pillow and unhaunted by the face of
those to whom I have brought pain.
Grant that I may earn my meal ticket
on the square, and that in earning it I
may do unto others as I would have
them do unto me. Deafen me to the
jingle of tainted money and to the rus-
tle of unholy skirts. Blind me to the
faults of the other fellow, but reveal
to me my own. Guide me so that
each night when I look across the din-
ner table at my wife, who has been a
blessing to me, I will have nothing to
conceal. Keep me young enough to
laugh with little children and sympa-
thetic enough to be considerate of old
age. And when comes the day of
darkened shades and the smell of flow-
ers, the tread of soft footsteps and the
crunching of wheels in the yard — make
the ceremony short and the epitaph
simple — Here lies a man."
A fool there was and he wouldn't wear,
Even as you and I,
His overcoat when the day was fair.
Oh! colds were nothing, he'd declare,
Even as vou and I.
A fool there was and he caught the flu,
Even as you and I,
And every breath he sneezed ker-choo;
They fed him on hot gruel stew,
Even as you and I.
A fool there was but they made him
Even as you and I;
And since they dragged him back from
He wears his coat with a yell,
Even as vou and I.
j& A Voice j&
Never mind opposition, never mind
criticism, never mind if others call you
a fool or a crank. They called the Christ
the same. Be true to the mysterious mes-
sage within, the divine voice which bids
you up and on.
It is the man who sings at his work,
the one who is bubbling over with glad-
ness with a sense of abounding vitality,
that is a normal, healthful, successful
Lack of faith is the supreme cause of
Oliver ano jkannette Gagnon
Agkd 6" and 3 Ykaiis Respectively
Ohildken of .1. (). Gagnon of
Die Cutting Df.i't.
Writing to his relatives seldom cuts
into a man's evenings a great deal.
House Rules of The Whiting Club.
1. The Club House shall be open for
use of its members as follows:
Week days, (except Saturdays and
11:30 A. M. to 1:30 P. M.
5:00 P. M. to 10:30 P. M.
11:00 A. M. to 11:00 P. M.
2:00 P. M. to 10:00 P.M.
Hours for holidays will be posted one
week in advance. Special engagements,
special closing hours for entertainments,
etc., may be granted by the House Com-
2. Any member wilfully marking or
damaging the furniture or anv part of
the Club House in any way, will be held
3. Newspapers, magazines and
books, etc., belonging to the Club shall
not be removed from the Club House,
nor shall they be cut, marked, or other-
\\ ise injured.
4. All requests and complaints shall
be made in writing, signed, addressed to
the House Committee, and deposited in
the box provided for that purpose.
5. There shall be no card playing
from 12 P. M. Saturday night until
11:30 A. M. Monday. No betting on
card playing for stakes shall be allowed.
No gambling, or liquor of any kind shall
be allowed in the Club House.
6. No notices of any kind shall be
placed in any part of the Club Ho'se
except on the bulletin boards provided
for that purpose. No notices shall be
placed on any bulletin board except bv
an officer of the Club or a member of the
House Committee. Members desiring to
have notices posted shall send them to
7. Visitors shall not be present at
anv meeting of the Club unless they are
officially invited by the Board of Gov-
8. Any amendment to these rules or
any new rules may be made bv the
House Rules Committee subject to the
approval of the Board of Governors.
9. No card playing or dancing will
be allowed on Sunday.
10. The pool room will be closed all
11. Funds shall not be solicited for
the Club or any of its activities unless
authorized by the Board of Governors.
Watch bulletin board for all notices,
changes in Rules, etc.
HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE.
J. Horace Cheever,
Restaurant Overwhelmed With
Prksident of the Board of Governors
Walter Livingston Rice Memorial
To the Editor of the Wadco:
Dear Sir: I feel that I should like to
say through your paper just what the
new Club House means to Plainville.
I mean the Plainville outside of the
Whiting & Davis factory. In the first
place, where we had a swamp hole and
public dump, you now have a handsome
new Club House, and, a little later on,
when the grounds have been cleared and
planted to lawn and shrubbery, and a
sidewalk has been laid around the build-
ing, you will have transformed an un-
sightly dump into one of the finest look-
ing pieces of property in town.
Next comes the social side. The Club
is for the use of the employees, but as
many of the employees live in Plainville.
and as they may invite their families and
friends, in this way. many of the town's
people will have an opportunity to
enjoy the hospitality of vour Club.
And. last but not least, is the spirit
in which it was built: The community
spirit and the spirit of co-operation.
built by an employer for the benefit and
pleasure of his employees, a spirit that
is new to the jewelry industry and a
spirit to be highly commended in any
And I now wish to take this oppor-
tunity in behalf of the people of Plain-
ville to extend to the Whiting Club their
Tuesday, March 6th, will long be
remembered by restaurant employees as
the dav "they came in waves," due to
the snow storm this day.
One hundred and eighty-five dinners
yvere served yvith the customary dispatch
during the noon hour, which kept the
girls extremely busy, to say the least.
No better appreciation of the restaurant
could be shown than its patronage.
COMPARE THIS WITH AN AVERAGE
OF EIGHTY-FIVE IN THE OLD
The restaurant will be kept open
temporarily until 7 P. M. daily for the
accommodation of employes. If the
patronage warrants, it will be done
Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
General Laws, Chapter 140. Section 179.
Section 179: The keeper of a billiard,
pool or sippio room or table, bowling
alley, or place in which pictures are dis-
played upon the deposit of money in a
coin controlled apparatus, who admits a
minor thereto without the written con-
sent of his parent or guardian, shall for-
feit ten dollars for the first and twenty
dollars for each subsequent offence.
Minors will please note above and
turn in to Pres. Frank Brown the written
permits of their parents or guardian be-
fore seeking admittance to pool room.
Members of the House Comnrttee —
Rice Memorial Bu'lding.
Lee R. Higgins. Chairman
Frank Gaddes Sadie Grindell
Horace Cheever Harold Peaslev
Erwin Sylvia Edward Osterholm
It will be the duty of this committee
to see that club rules are not violated.
While in Boston one day last week
one of our employees noted the charm-
ing effect obtained by a window display
of the R. H. White Co.. in showing well-
gowned figures carrying \^ hiting & Davis
"Sunset Mesh Bags" in the popular
three-toned effects. It was remarked how
well they harmonized with the beautiful
costumes shown. The effect produced
bespoke the co-operation of the jewelry
and costume departments and should l>e
of much benefit to them in the promo-
tion of sales relationship.
(Signed) E. W. PINK, r , ,
Lach year chaperones become less nu-
Chairman Board of Selectmen, merous and more unpopular.
W. & D. Relief Ass n Holds Annual Meeting
The adjourned annual meeting of the
Whiting and Davis Mutual Relief Asso-
ciation was held in the Whiting Club
rooms, March 8, 1923, at 7:45 P. M. At
the call of the meeting by Pres. Willis
M. Fuller there proved to be 60 mem-
bers present, although later the hall was
well filled, an estimate being 350 people.
The President called for the reading
of the minutes of the previous meeting,
which were read and approved. The
President next called for the treasurer's
report; read and spread upon the
records. The report of the treasurer was
Balance on hand January 1, 1922:
Cash $65 00
Mfg. Bank _ 646 53
Attleboro Savings 1,010 60
Plainville Loan 499 15
Liberty Bonds 500 00
Dues and admission
—Fees $2,278 50
Whiting and Davis
Company 520 00
Interest 79 65
Benefits paid $2,021 14
Expenses 255 15
Net Worth, December 31, 1922.
Net Worth represented by:
Cash on hand $10 00
Liberty Bonds 500 00
Mfg. Nat'l Bank 761 44
Attleboro Savings Bank 1,309 45
Plainville Savings Ass'n 742 25
The President next gave a brief report
of the experiences of the Association
during the year. He then invited Mr.
Whiting to talk to the members of the
Association. Mr. Whiting congratulated
them upon the good financial condition,
and advised the Association that they
should strive to have a net worth of
$5,000.00 instead of the present amount,
$3,323.14. He also stated that in his
opinion the Association should have
more social times, and probably a fair
once a year. He again expressed his
desire that every employee of the Whit-
ing & Davis and Whiting Chain Com-
panies become a member. He stated that
he was disappointed that there were not
more members present.
The President then called Mr. Frank
Brown, president of the nominating com-
mittee, to make his report. The report
of the nominating committee was as fol-
OFFICERS OF RELIEF
President Frank Gaddes
V. President Thomas Rammell
Sec. and Treas Byron Gardiner
Board of Directors.
Whiting Chain Co Miss T. Henrich
Polishing Room Frank O'Donnell
Coloring Room Charles Quirk
Bench Frank Brown
Tool Room Erwin Sylvia
Mesh Room. S. Kenyon
Stamp and Press .T. Brierley
Office Harvey Lamphier
Packing Room „ „ Mrs. Hooper
Wire Dept J ohn Brant
Assembly Room™ Helen Roessler
Gold Mesh Dept Andrea Guilbert
Unsoldered Mesh Mabel Casey
Soldered Spiral - Minia Simpson
Repair Dept.. Anna Reynolds
Hospital » Bertha Cote
Gold Dept. A .....Fred Blachford
Soldered Mesh ~ Clara Guild
Upon presentation of a ballot bearing
the above named nominees, they were
declared re-elected as officers for the
Upon motion made and seconded it
was voted that the President appoint a
committee to purchase or give some
amount as a memento to the Whiting
Club as a token of their sincerity and
the good wishes of the association
toward the Club. The President ap-
pointed Mr. Brown, Mr. Rice and Mr.
Gardiner as a committee.
A motion was made and unanimously
voted that a vote of thanks be expressed
for the faithful services rendered by the
President, Mr. Fuller, and Treasurer,
The business meeting adjourned at
8:10 P. M., after which a concert was
presented bv Scott's Orchestra. The con-
cert was followed by dancing and whist.
During the evening a collation was
served down stairs in the dining room,
and was enjoyed by every one present.
Ed Pink was re-elected chairman of the
Board of Selectmen, Ed Osterholm
elected treasurer, Joseph Sharp re-
elected assessor, and Percy Rhodes con-
stable in the recent election held for
Repair Department Employee Takes
Own Life — Leaves Wife and
Edmond Corrigan, employed as col-
orer in the Repair Department for the
year past, took his own life at his home
Sunday evening, March 4th. The young
man, it was said, acted in a strange
manner during the whole of the week
previous at his work in the Repair De-
partment. He seemed at times to be in
a dazed condition. His death came as a
shock to his many friends both in the
factory and the outside world. A sum of
money was subscribed by employees to
help tide over the sad event.
In sadness we ponder how quickly fleets
Of human strength and action, man's
courage and his power.
A shopmate has departed, we miss him
one and alL
A vacant space we now endure within
the factory walls.
His pleasing ways will ne'er be forgotten
among his friends so dear,
Although he's journeyed far away, in
our memory he lingers here.
**§;5 Income Tax Work es**-
Edward Osterholm, Edward Manches-
ter, and Harold Peasly have been busily
engaged for the last three weeks in mak-
ing out income tax reports, both Federal
and State. This work has been done
after factory hours for the benefit of
Whiting & Davis employees. It is most
tedious work and the thanks of all con-
cerned are well merited. Most all realize
that the work is not a requirement of
the concern, it being only a matter of
What's in a Blush?
A scientist gives the following defini-
tion of a blush: —
A temporary erythema and calorific
effulgence of the phvsiognomv, apolo-
gized by the porceptiveness of the sen-
sorium when in a predicament of un-
equilibrity from a sense of shame, anger
or other cause, ventuating a paresis of
the vasometer filaments of the facial
capillaries, whereby, being divested of
their elasticity, they are suffused with a
radiance effeminating from an intimi-
The man worrying today over yes-
terday won't accomplish much tomor-
A new method of dyeing timber has
been discovered by a Dresden engineer.
He "vaccinates" the living tree with one-
tenth of a pound of aniline colors dis-
solved in 200 pints of water. This is
sufficient to color the timber throughout:
AS SEEN BY 'SYLVIA", WADCO CARTOONIST
May Bell, Rhea Larock, Grace Moore,
Hazel Roberts, Nancy Bell, and Lillian
Frost dressed in knickers, hiked over
country roads to Foxboro, Wrentham,
and home last Saturday afternoon. Yes,
they Kodaked as they went. We
awaiting the pictures, girls.
Lena is just dying to go home and see
Jo-Jo. Now we wonder who he is.
Scenes at the Dedication
CAUGHT IM THE MESH
The Woonsocket girls wish to thank
the Whiting & Davis Co. for the very
enjoyable evening spent at the opening
exercises of the new Recreation Build-
ing. They think the building is a very
fine one. Some of the girls were ill at
the time and regret they were unable to
attend the exercises.
Spring is coming, by the way romance
is budding in the Bench and Soldering
Diana of the Unsoldered Mesh has a
new one for us. She says "My Husband"
calls me "his daughter" since having my
Have you noticed the
comes to Blanche Alix's
Henry passes by?
We are glad to have Octavia Chap-
delaine with us again after her long
visit in Canada.
Comes Alice Lanteigne wishing for
Leap Year. Oh you Leon. Valentino.
Why does Doris Martin look so sad at
times? The little bird says she is think-
ing of Walter, of course.
Emma Desplaines has returned to
work after a long illness.
Columbus said in his log book, "This
day we sailed west because it was our
Mrs. Hoyt went to see "A Perfect
Fool" in Boston recently.
Let us "rejoice and be glad"; that's